Cut from the Original Masters and Pressed on Gatefold 180g 2LP!
BMG/Sanctuary reissues the solo catalog (spanning 1990 to 2005) of Iron Maiden frontman and rock legend, Bruce Dickinson on 180g vinyl for the first time in North America, all cut from the original masters and housed in gatefold packaging. From the stripped down, hard rock of Bruce's debut Tattooed Millionaire (1990) and it's heavier successor Balls To Picasso (1994), through the cutting edge alt-rock of Skunkworks (1996) and the heavy metal celebration of Accident Of Birth (1997) to the modern metal with a traditional heart of The Chemical Wedding (1998) and final solo foray, Tyranny Of Souls (2005), these six albums are an essential part of Bruce's story outside of Maiden and, more importantly, some of the most vital and absorbing metal albums of the last three decades. Revisit them now at maximum volume!
Firmly established as a solo artist, Bruce could easily have settled into a cozy routine of pumping out sparky hard rock albums every couple of years, and keeping his still vast fanbase happy. Instead, he took a far more daring route, embracing the cutting edge alt-rock sound of the mid-'90s and conjuring the dark, gritty Skunkworks. Named in tribute to the Lockheed Martin aerospace alias, Skunkworks was originally to be the name of Bruce's new band, but after concerns that the absence of the singer's name would limit the new project's potential, it became the album's title. Produced by Jack Endino, Skunkworks has stood the test of time incredibly well, Bruce's harnessing of less traditional heavy tropes, the vibrant performances of his young cohorts, and a generous sprinkling of sci-fi imagery, combining to thrilling effect, particularly on highlights "Space Race," "Back From The Edge" and "Inside The Machine."